The quintessential television mom, Barbara Billingsley entertained a generation of families on Leave it to Beaver.
As June Cleaver, this actress was ready with cookies and advice for her two children Wally and Theodore. We watched her raise her sons (and Eddie Haskell) from little boys to teenagers.
Much later, the success was repeated on the New Leave it to Beaver.
She also spoke ‘jive’ in Airplane, slightly poking fun at her established persona and made a guest appearance on My Name is Earl.